Sunday (on a Monday!) Vintage: The Skirt My Mom Picked Out

Hello!  It's Monday!  I usually post my vintage posts on Sundays, but even though this was all drafted out and ready to go I wasn't afforded an opportunity to post yesterday.  And auto-publish either works with or against me, haha, so here we are on Monday!

I've mentioned once or twice before that I'm from a hometown that's lousy with both vintage stores and even a ModCloth-esq store called 13 Vintage.  Like the dress I found here, I got this lovely skirt at a vintage/novelty store called Love Saves the Day.  And within two seconds of walking into this store, my mom called me over (we immediately bee lined it for different parts of the store) to show me this skirt because she thought it looked like something I would wear and thought the waist looked about my size.  It's always nice to have parents who know your taste in clothes, especially when you totally dig the quirky novelty prints, right?  Upon purchasing the skirt the owner said that this was not only arguably the best piece they had in the store currently but that it had only been on the rack for about an hour.  Right place and right time, no?
I've been getting heavier traffic and comments from fashion/style blogs that are all so beautiful but more contemporary fashion, so let me use this opportunity to explain my love of vintage clothing!  Grace Kelly is my idol, so there is definitely some influence there.  I'm also a bit of a rock and roll spirit, so the novelty prints that come with vintage fashion are kind of the perfect marriage between the different facets of my personality.  When I find a vintage piece like this, I get super excited because there is a high chance that it is a one of kind piece...at least in my size.  (I have seen duplicates of various garments pop up online on occasion).  But it's not just that I feel incredibly lucky to own these pieces.  For me, wearing novelty prints is getting and embracing the opportunity to wear art.  I cannot draw to save my life (never mind paint or anything in that field) but when I wear a piece with such intricate details on the print I'm afforded the opportunity to be an artist through fashion, and my closet is a wearable and moving gallery.  I love for things to be as beautiful as possible in life--why not?  Life is too short to be ordinary--and vintage clothing with amazing prints on it (or even vintage reproduction in some cases) are the epitome of this kind of mantra for me.  
Outfit Details:
Hair Flower- NicCoco Creations
Sunglasses- Beach store find
Necklace- ModCloth
Skirt- Vintage
Shoes- Jessica Simpson via DSW
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Comments

  1. You look amazing
    this combination is just
    so perfect for Summer
    the Skirt is absolutelly gorgeous
    xoxo
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  2. beautiful beautiful dear that skirt looks amzing on you.
    amazing look xx

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  3. That skirt looks amazing. Too bad it's vintage and we can't all get our hands on one! I think that that's the perfect type of skirt for a picnic or an event like going to a fair!!

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  4. I'm so sad that skirt is vintage! Another gorgeous find! You are one luck gal. We should go shopping sometime lol! Here in the springs there doesn't seem to be a lot of retro/ vintage style shops. Everything seems to be more hippie and that usually isn't my style. When I was in San Fran I felt I was in a dream, so many mod stores. One right after another. *sigh* I love your whole outfit. I was eying that yellow top from le bomb but it looked so much neonier? online.

    xoxo,
    Heather
    www.thearbitraryfox.com

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  5. That top and skirt together match so perfectly, you're making me so jealous wearing such wonderful style summer outfits, whilst I'm having to wearing a number of layers to try and stay warm in this cold weather (in Australia). :)

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  6. Love the entire outfit
    You have a sense of style woman
    Go you Xxx

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  7. Your hair looks so pretty like this! I find that most of the time when my mom picks out something for me, it is something I end up loving (mostly because it is from my mom). I love the print on this skirt! Looks fabulous with yellow! I am a huge vintage lover, but at the moment I can't wear it as much because the vintage that I have is all smaller and I am still not back to my pre-pregnancy weight yet. :-(

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  8. Love the red and yellow combo! So pretty for summer. Your mom has quite good taste! The print is so cute and unique on this skirt. Another winner!

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  9. Awesome skirt very lovely, love the vintage look <3

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  10. Such a cute outfit! I love your sunglasses!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  11. You suit this style oh so well and I adore seeing each and every single outfit you share! Beautiful in every sense of the word!

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  12. I always show pieces my mom buys for me that I would probably never wear but they always end up being loved by my blogger readers! She did a great job picking it out for you! Always fun when your mom picks something out for you and it looks cool :)
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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  13. Oh I love everything about this outfit..skirt..top..that flower in your hair...shoes...perfection! :)

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  14. I love this outfit! You look very summer-y ;)

    Jessica
    Pyreflies.org

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  15. Beautiful colours, that skirt is so gorgeous! You look amazing. Those heels are so fab too x

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  16. This skirt is soo fricken cute! I can see why it wouldn't last long at the store before someone grabbed it. I love how you paired it with the yellow heels and top. Adore all the vintage looks u share! Happy Wednesday:-)

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  17. Beautiful outfit <3 Love the yellow top!
    xoxo,
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  18. Gorgeous outfit! I love that your mom was able to help you out with it! My mom and I have similar taste in clothing, but we're also roughly the same size...so if we go shopping together it's usually a bit of a battle to see who can get to the top/skirt/purse first. Haha. And I have never been able to get auto publish to work for my blog! It seems to have a mind of its own. Hope you're having a great week!

    -Lindsey
    www.have-clothes-will-travel.com

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  19. OMG I love d way u styled yellow n red together n d flower looks gorgeous

    5 looks with Same Dress

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  20. I really like this skirt. Red is one of my favorite colors and it always pops next to yellow. Lovely matching flower too dear! I always appreciate how you style your hair accessories along with your outfits. You must not let a good skirt opportunity go by. I'm always on the yes end of the buying process haha! Yes, I agree. Life is too short to be ordinary. Wear the artsy skirt if it makes you smile. I feel that way about my vintage items too. I am working up to posting some heavy vintage pieces soon:)

    astylishlovestory.blogspot.com

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  21. My lord this skirt is incredible!!

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